Friday, January 16, 2009

Advice for Obama

In perhaps a stark contrast to my interest in the obits, my absolute favorite newspaper feature is the annual "Letters to Santa" carried by virtually every local paper in the country. For those of you who share my interest, you've got an extra treat this year. The Times today included a selection of kids' letters suggesting to Obama what he should do first, as well as 14 Presidential portraits (the most interesting of which has two ears but only one eye). The entire selection can be found by clicking here, but one of my favorites is below for your instant gratification.

Dear President Obama,
Here is a list of the first 10 things you should do as president:

1. Fly to the White House in a helicopter.
2. Walk in.
3. Wipe feet.
4. Walk to the Oval Office.
5. Sit down in a chair.
6. Put hand-sanitizer on hands.
7. Enjoy moment.
8. Get up.
9. Get in car.
10. Go to the dog pound.

— Chandler Browne, age 12, Chicago

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you sure this wasn't a series of post-its left on G.W.'s desk by his chief of staff over the past 8 years?